Community Grants Program

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The Moorabool Shire Community Grants Program provides $140,000 annually to community groups and organisations to help support and enhance innovative community activities, projects and events. Groups can apply for grants across three different grant streams – Community Strengthening Grants, Arts Grants and Events Grants.

Community Strengthening Grants

  • Community Programs, Activities or Initiatives (grants of up to $5000)
  • Capital Improvements (grants of up to $5000)
  • Small Projects  (grants of up to $1,000)

Community Arts and Culture Grants

  • Community arts projects, activities or initiatives that link artists, creators or practitioners with local communities through small projects, publications, exhibitions, performances or other similar activities (grants of up to $3,000)

Community Events Grants

  • Community events that showcase local talent, provide public entertainment, foster community participation, connectedness and diversity (grants of up to $3,000)


More information including eligibility criteria can be found in the Community Grant Program Guidelines Winter 

For more information  on completing an application please read  Completing your Commuity Grant Application

 Community Grant Application Form Winter 2017

All successful applicants will be required to complete an acquittal report. Download the Acquittal Form


Frequently Asked Questions

  • When can I apply for a community grant?

     The Moorabool Shire Community Grants Program is offered twice a year with a summer round and a winter round. The Summer 2017  round will open February 1 and close February 28. 

  • How do I apply for a grant?

    Applicants should carefully read the guidelines for the Community Grant program or Community Development Fund program. This will help you to determine if your group or organisation is eligible for a grant. Applicants should then begin to complete the application form. Community development officers are available to discuss your project, eligibility and application. Please note: all applicants must speak directly with a community development officer about the intention to apply for a grant.

  • When do I apply for a Community Development Fund Grant?

    The Moorabool Shire Community Development Fund is offered once per year. Applications will be open for a one month period.  The opening and closing dates will be advertised prior to the opening of the round. 

Last Updated:

Wednesday, 25 May, 2016 - 14:18